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Version 0.31.57, 15 October 2020


Amos Chapter 8

1This is what my Lord the Lord showed me, and what I saw was a basket of summer fruit. 2And he said, “What do you see, Amos?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” And the Lord said to me,

“The end has come to my people Israel;

I will not forgive them any more.

3And the songs of the temple will be howlings

On that day,

Says the Lord, the Lord.

Corpses will be numerous everywhere.

Men will say, ‘He has cast it off.

Keep silence.’

4Hear this, you who swallow up the needy,

And in so doing put a stop

To the livelihood of the poor of the land,

5Saying, ‘When will the new moon be over,

So we can sell corn?

And the Sabbath,

So we can open the grain stores,

Selling a short ephah,

And in so doing, make more shekels,

And swindle with false balances;

6So we can buy the poverty-stricken for silver,

And the needy for a pair of sandals’,

And saying, ‘Let us sell the refuse of the grain.’

7The Lord has sworn by the excellency of Jacob,

‘I will certainly never forget any of their works.’

8Will the land not tremble for this,

And every inhabitant on it mourn?

And will it not all rise like a river,

And be driven about

And be submerged like the river of Egypt?

9And it will happen on that day,

Says the Lord, the Lord,

That I will make the sun set at noon,

And I will make the earth dark

On a day in broad daylight.

10And I will turn your feasts into mourning,

And all your songs into a dirge,

And I will cause you to put sackcloth round every waist,

And there will be baldness on every head,

And I will make the land like mourning for an only son,

And its final condition

Will be a bitter day.

11Behold, the days are coming,

Says the Lord, the Lord,

When I will send a famine to the land,

But not a famine of bread,

And not thirst for water,

But one of hearing the words of the Lord.

12And they will wander from sea to sea,

And from the north to the east,

And they will run to and fro,

To seek the word of the Lord,

But they will not find it.

13On that day, the beautiful virgins will faint,

As will the young men,

From thirst,

14Who swear by the guilt of Samaria,

And say, ‘As your God lives, Dan’,

And, ‘As the way of Beer-sheba lives.’

So they will fall,

And not rise again.”